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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are a delicious, soft holiday treat. They are simple to make while being both tasty and festive.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookie bars
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons clear almond extract or clear vanilla extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 6 drops red food coloring

Frosting

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13" x 9" pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in almond extract.
  • Then with the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Evenly divide dough into two small mixing bowls.
  • In one bowl add 6 drops of green food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more green food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • In the other bowl add 6 drops of red food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more red food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • Spread the dough to the prepared pan, I added the green first but you could do either one. Then add the remaining dough on top and spread, this was red for me.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test at 20 minutes with a toothpick to check the baking process, then recheck at 25 minutes. Tester should come out clean when bars are done baking. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, cream together the confectioner's sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and almond or vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Spread over cookie bars. 
  • Top with sprinkles. Cut, serve, and devour. Happy Holidays!

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.4mg